Millions looked skyward as Venus crosses the Sun on June 5 for the last time more than 100 years. Astronomers Without Borders webcast live from world-famous Mount Wilson Observatory during this rare event, with expert interviews, amateur astronomers, public, videos and the world premiere of a musical composition for the 2012 Transit of Venus for one of the world's rarest musical instruments, the glass armonica, invented by Benjamin Franklin.
Watch recorded segments of the webcast below. Click on "Playlist" at the bottom of the viewer to see the segments that are available. See content notes to the right.
Credits are below. Special thanks to those who made the production at Mount Wilson possible:
This live webcast was made possible by:
See a video of the Mount Wilson Observatory event created by film-makers Todd and Robin Mason, producers of Journey to Palomar.
Liam Kennedy has posted photos of the webcast and event on Facebook.
Webcast Credits:Producer: Mike SimmonsHosts: Mike Simmons, Ian O'NeillProduction / Stage Manager: Steve Simmons*Director: David IreteTechnical Director / Tricaster Operator: Brett CollinsStreaming: Liam KennedyCamera Operators: Ray Gonzales, Clint Childers, Sketch PasinskiVideo Engineer: Armen AllenAudio: Mike DennisCraft Service: Linda SimmonsProduction Trailer: Randy GomezUtility: Justin HoganProduction Assistant: Eric Marquez, Jr.
* As well as helping out at times as/in Producer, Director of Photography, Assistant Director, Technical Director, Grip, Utility, Jib Tech, Electric, Production Assistant, Accounting, Craft Service, Set Decorator, Photographer and maybe some other things. In other words, making it all happen.